Closing of the Diocesan Phase

The process of instructing the Cause for the Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God, Father Vincent Capodanno, MM is once again moving forward. There were some disappointing administrative issues that slowed the process to a crawl, and prevented the closing from taking place this year. Thankfully, the issues have been resolved; although there is still much to be done.

Transcriptions of the interviews are being put into presentation form for the Congregation. The Historical Commission’s biography of Father Capodanno has been completed, and all of the reference material is ready to be sent to Rome. Other materials related to Father’s life of extraordinary virtue are being collected.

The final stage of the process will be to index and make three copies of all materials for the Congregation, with the official closing of the diocesan phase scheduled to take place at the Memorial Mass of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. We thank God for all who are working hard to bring the diocesan phase to a conclusion.